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Addressing the connection between psychosocial risks at work and cardiovascular diseases: less stress for a healthy heart!


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While the working population generally enjoys better health than those outside the labour market, workplaces can also cause or worsen illnesses.

Over four out of ten European workers report that their work stress levels have increased due to the pandemic. This strain, along with other psychosocial risk factors like job insecurity, long working hours and bullying, increase the risk of developing heart diseases and strokes.

Our new discussion paper The Links Between Exposure to Work-Related Psychosocial Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Disease presents the relation between the two and offers recommendations on how to prevent them.

A holistic approach merging a supportive work environment along with a healthy lifestyle is the winning combination for protection against cardiovascular disease!